These guys have figured out how to close games. In their last six games, where they are 5-1, they have only lost a fourth quarter once. And that was on a no-bearing quarter that they entered with a 19-point lead over UE.
In four games that they entered the fourth quarter with a deficit, they were 3-1. In the three wins, they won the fourth quarter. In the loss, they were merely held to a fourth quarter tie.
In the last two games, they’ve entered the 4th with deficits of 7 (against DLSU) and 8 (against FEU). They won both games by holding their opponents to single digits in scoring in the fourth.
They’ve got a pretty good bench, too. In every game this season, they have had a bench player score in double-digits. On two occasions, they have had multiple bench players score in double-digits. They had three guys with 10 or more against UP and two bench players in double-digits against UE. They have also had a bench player score 20 or more points once.
In four games this season, they were led in scoring by a bench player. They won all four games.
The Adamson bench has outscored the Adamson starters only twice. But both times, then bench outscored the starters by 20 or more. Against UP, the bench scored 44 points to the starters’ 22. In their last game against FEU, the bench led 42-22.